1. THE END
Length: 46:12 (min:secs)
Coming from Cape Coral in Florida, USA, Twisted Method plan a break away from the lethargic lifestyle of the hometown natives with their debut album deviously entitled “Escape From Cape Coma”. Being anything but languid themselves, they produce an eclectic mix of modern metal styles that often changes from song to song and displays many different approaches during the course of the album.
Blasting off with “The End”, it’s a liquefying Slipknot type sound - harsh, aggressive and fast with raw, throat rattling vocals - and it jars you to attention. “Fled” continues in the same mode but slowly switches to Linkin' Park style territory towards the end of the song. “Awkward Silence” and “Panic” stick with that style but “Reach Out”, “125” and “Change Me” are far more tuneful, in a Non-Point and Faith No More kind of groove, with some excellent vocals and this is where their quality really stands out. “Inside Out” is again similar but a little heavier and includes a talky rap style vocal that sounds very reminiscent of Kennedy Soundtrack. “Shine” starts as a ballad and goes into some heavier rapping that eventually becomes a really pleasant song, showing plenty of emotion and getting all angry at the end, a pattern that “Newborn” also follows. Finishing the album, “Rot” and “Faceless” get all heavy and downtuned again and have that powerful and gravely Linkin' Park style vocal in the chorus.
While it's difficult to find anything new here and just maybe sometimes it’s a little too ‘music by numbers’, but you cannot deny this is top quality metal. It is very professionally done, it’s polished yet raw, heavy but also light, often hitting the power but also knowing when to ease back so you can enjoy the view. The mix of songs should ensure that this album can be enjoyed by almost anyone who likes modern metal, so give them a chance and sample the delights of Twisted Method.
- Rigsby (21st